The Blush Trick You Need to Try ASAP

When it comes to applying blush, the method pretty much seems like a no-brainer, right? Swirl, tap and swipe. But a pro will tell you this isn't quite true. Just like you'd never consider the same eye makeup look for hooded eyes as you would for monolids, the shape of your face plays a major role in the way blush can make your face look. If you apply your blush any which way, you run the risk of making your face appear rounder, too severe and pointy, or older. We spoke to makeup artist Kirin Bhatty, who's beautified stars like Jessica Paré, Alessandra Ambrosio and Jenny Slate, to learn best (and worst) blush techniques for your face shape.   read more

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10 Stunning Bollywood-Inspired Eye Makeup Looks

Singing, dancing and happy endings define Bollywood (Bombay's version of Hollywood) films. Grand, sweeping musical numbers fill the screen and suspend moviegoers' reality for three to four hours (unlike "Lord of the Rings," Bollywood films kindly have an intermission).   read more

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We Tried It: Estée Lauder's New Perfectionist Makeup

Thanks to advances in technology, makeup is no longer just makeup. Top cosmetic brands are creating products that not only make you look gorgeous in the short-term, they also pack long-term skin-care benefits. The days when makeup wreaked havoc on your face are gone -- now, makeup can actually make your skin better.   read more

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Readers' Choice: The 12 Best Mineral Makeup Products

From powders to liquids, these mineral makeup formulas were voted most impressive (and least irritating) by TotalBeauty.com users. Check out their reviews to find the perfect match for your skin -- and budget.   read more

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The New Way to Keep Chapped Lips at Bay

Cleansing oils, dry oils, face oils, body oils ... After years of stripping our skin in pursuit of a squeaky-clean visage, we've finally caught on to the fact that oil is a good thing. Loaded with antioxidants, botanical oils soothe skin and prevent moisture loss -- giving us a glowy, not greasy, complexion.   read more

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The Best Makeup Look For Your Eye Shape

Ever wonder why that smoky cat eye on Pinterest looks completely different (read: wrong) on you? It may be less about your shading and blending skills (we know you followed the directions to a "T") and more about choosing looks that complement your natural eye shape.   read more

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The Makeup Tricks You Need for Brighter, Whiter Eyes

Bloodshot eyes are never cute. Whether you've been burning the midnight oil, fighting off the flu or sneezing your way through allergy season, bloodshot eyes are a dead giveaway that you're not feeling (or looking) your best. A recent study found that people with red eyes appear sadder, less healthy and less attractive than those with clear, white eyes.   read more

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A Mind-Blowing Step-by-Step Guide to the Cut Crease

The cut crease eye makeup look is on par with a killer smoky eye, the perfect red lip or those loose, beachy waves everyone (but me) seems to be able to perfect. In other words, you see it everywhere, but it's more difficult than it looks to do by your own hand. If you're thinking, 'Uh, what's a cut crease?', it's a technique that contrasts eye shadow color in the crease of your eye for a sharp, defined look.   read more

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10 Best Mascaras for 2014

We all want long, lush lashes that make our eyes pop, but only the best mascaras can get the job done. We're talking those holy grail mascaras with wands that grab and coat every last lash, formulas that let you layer without clumps and give you the volume, length and definition you crave -- all day long, without smudging. Is that really so much to ask?   See mascaras

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11 Ways to Wear Fall's Red Hot Hue

Unless you happen to be a supermodel (or, like Kanye West, you don't mind looking cuckoo bananas), there are certain fashion trends that are practically impossible to wear. So when a wearable trend -- like the burgundy shade we saw all over the fall collections -- comes along, we're all over it. The fact that the rich bordeaux color is wardrobe- and makeup-friendly makes it even better. All of a sudden, the cold months ahead seem much more bearable.   read more

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Use the beauty guides we offer at Total Beauty to accentuate your favorite features, streamline your makeup routine, or try something new. You will be able to get exactly the look you're going for with our makeup dos, don'ts, tips and tricks, videos, and much, much more.

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